Selected topics in the evaluation of pediatric gastrointestinal mucosal biopsies.

@article{Scudiere2009SelectedTI,
  title={Selected topics in the evaluation of pediatric gastrointestinal mucosal biopsies.},
  author={Jennifer R. Scudiere and Anirban Maitra and Elizabeth Anne Montgomery},
  journal={Advances in anatomic pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          154-60
        }
}
The practice of pediatric gastrointestinal pathology provides specific challenges to the pathologist. Often the clinical information accompanying a biopsy specimen will read simply, "failure to thrive." Other situations, such as the evaluation of a neonate's rectal suction biopsy for Hirschsprung disease, are notorious for providing diagnostic challenges in high-pressure situations. In this review, we will discuss several commonly encountered situations in pediatric pathology: the evaluation of… CONTINUE READING